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6 Unbeatable Rooftop Bars in Philly

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Philly, we’re thrilled to announce that it’s finally rooftop season!! Everything’s better on a rooftop; the food, the drinks, the views, the summer breeze (coming soon). Rooftops have our hearts. Whether you’re looking to find a rooftop party or grab a cocktail with friends, we have all the tea on the best rooftop bars in Philly! 

Enjoy an elevated Philly experience at one of these killer rooftop bars!

1. El Techo

El Techo is a rooftop taqueria located in Condesa on 18th & Ludlow. When the elevator doors open to the 11th floor, you’re met with breathtaking panoramic views of our beautiful city! This rooftop features bistro lights, lively potted plants, and a retractable roof for rain-or-shine dining. Their tacos, chips & guac, and queso fundido are to die for! And of course, El Techo’s extensive drink menu is worth the trip. Grab a margarita and take in the view at this trendy bar!

Monday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–4:00pm
📍 1830 Ludlow St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Assembly Rooftop

Located on the 9th floor of the Logan Hotel, Assembly Rooftop offers the best view of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. After paying a cover charge of $10 per person, you can enjoy the outdoor firepits, comfy seating, and classy vibes at this elegant bar. The strong cocktails and small bites at Assembly collide to create the perfect recipe for a great time! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:30pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:30pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:30pm
Friday | 4:00pm–10:30pm
Saturday | 4:00pm–10:30pm
Sunday | Closed
📍 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Continental Midtown

Continental Midtown is a classic favorite in the city! They offer futuristic indoor seating on their ground floor, where many love to dine. But, Continental also has one of the most retro and chic rooftop bars in Philly. This restaurant & bar’s menu is its shining star. They have a wide range of menu options from lobster mac and shrimp pad thai to french onion soup dumplings and shoestring fries. Plus, there are plenty of amazing cocktails to sip on while you enjoy this fun spot!

Monday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–3:00pm; 4:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–3:00pm; 4:00pm–10:00pm
📍 1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Bok Bar

You can see the entire city (and even some of New Jersey) from the roof of this South Philly bar! Bok Bar hosts dining pop-ups, concerts, fitness classes, and more. So, you can enjoy many different experiences on this stunning rooftop. The drink menu features beers, wine, summery cocktails, and ciders.  We highly recommend you visit Bok Bar at dusk and take in the stunning city skyline!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm–10:00pm
📍 800 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

5. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Stratus Rooftop Lounge is an Old City fave, located on the top of Hotel Monaco. Stratus is your go-to spot for an upscale rooftop experience and an instagrammable moment. It’s also the home of many DJ-led dance parties, which you can find details about on their social media! Get you a rooftop bar that can do both! Have a drink and unwind or start your weekend off strong with Stratus.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday |Closed
Thursday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Friday |  8:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | Closed
📍 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. JG SkyHigh

It’s the king of all rooftop bars in Philly, and it’s technically not even considered one! JG Skyhigh has the most unbeatable view from 59 floors off the ground. Located in the Four Seasons at the Comcast Center, this breathtaking space offers a full-dining experience and a wide range of beverages. JG Skyhigh is referred to as the kaleidoscope because it mirrors the city’s beauty from day to night. Everyone deserves to experience this iconic space at least once!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday |Closed
Thursday | 5:30pm–9:30pm
Friday | 5:30pm–9:30pm
Saturday | 5:30pm–9:30pm
Sunday | Closed
📍 1 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Weekend Plans: Unlocked!

Catch us at rooftop bars in Philly all spring & summer long! We know you’ll be joining us so join us on social media, too! Follow us @StuffToDoinPhilly on InstagramFacebook, and Tik Tok for more.

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